Senior Residential Childcare Worker

Job Description

Are you already an experienced residential childcare worker that wants to work amongst a team of totally dedicated professionals that strive only for the highest possible outcomes for our young people?

You will be hard working, loyal, and understand that only outstanding results for all our young people is the acceptable standard. You will need to demonstrate tenacity, patience, resilience, be full of energy and be able to exhibit compassion while holding firm boundaries.

You will be responsible to support our young people in their daily needs, ensuring that the highest standards of care are met regarding each young person’s physical, behavioural, and emotional needs. The role will include being responsible for leading the shift, rotas, health, and safety, attending meetings, submitting reports and capable of On Call duties.

You will be joining a team and company recognised for its incredible hard work and commitment, evidenced in an Ofsted grading of Outstanding.  You will be expected to be ‘outstanding’ too.

You will need to be able to commit to our rota system that includes day and evening shifts of 15 hours, overnight sleep ins and weekends. More importantly, you will need to commit to being a significant positive influence in the lives of our young people.

Our contract is for a minimum of 150 hours per 28 days. There could be an opportunity for additional hours.

Key Responsibilities

For this position you will need:

  • To be emotionally resilient with a passion to achieve outstanding outcomes for our young people.
  • Have a hands-on approach to the working environment with the ability to both manage up and interact positively with young people.
  • Have excellent presentation and report writing skills, be a passionate, enthusiastic, and hardworking individual who measures their successes by the number of young people they work with having positive outcomes.
  • Be extremely flexible, totally committed, be a staff motivator and have an incredible sense of humour.
  • To be able to commit to the shift pattern of 3 days a week for two weeks including some sleep ins, followed by one day in a week for one week (typically called 3, 3, 1, 3 shifts)

Skills & Experience

  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare
  • Have experience of working with 10 – 17-year-olds in a residential setting along with achieving successful Ofsted inspection results.
  • To be over 21
  • To be able to drive


In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary – £12.23 per hour during probation, £14.13 per hour once probation passed.
  • Earning potential on a standard contract of 150 hours every 28 days to include sleep ins (average of 6 per month) and attendance bonus:

On probation
– £23,849 basic to £29,129 per annum.

After probation – £27,556 basic to £32,836 per annum.

  • 28 days holiday per year inclusive of Bank Holidays.
  • A pension scheme.
  • AXA Employee Assisted Programme with face-to-face counselling if required.
  • Death in service insurance cover.
  • A monthly attendance bonus (£50 a month rewarded for no sickness).
  • Competitive sleep-in rates – average of 6 sleep ins per month @ £60 each.
  • On Call rates if included in the rota – £50 per date.
  • Ofsted inspection bonus.
  • A free 3-day family stay at our holiday home on Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire.
  • Birthdays – additional day off at full pay if you are on the rota.
  • A ‘refer a friend’ to join us incentive scheme (£50 on acceptance of job, £200 on passing probation).
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities throughout the company. We believe in growing our staff and promoting from within, regular supervisions and a commitment to your personal development.
  • Free parking.
  • Free meals provided on shift.
  • Access to holistic therapies.
  • A choice of free PureGym membership, dental plan, shopping voucher or beauty treatment voucher up to the value of £25 each month.

To apply in the first instance, please send a covering letter explaining why you believe you could be an invaluable asset to our team along with your CV to

Florinee Homes is an independent provider of Children’s Homes in the Peterborough area.   Florinee Homes Ltd is committed to offering equal opportunities to all candidates and all candidates are subject to our safer recruitment policy.